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    July 28, 2011
    4:30 - 5:00am EDT  

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josh elliott abc news. >> glad i'm not an umpire. that's what's making news in america this morning. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead republicans united behind a gop debt plan, but a deal could still be days away. good morning, washington. it is thursday, july 28. i am scott thuman. >> good morning. i am pamela brown. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist steve rudin >> . looking at a warm start to this thursday morning. heat and humidity on the way for the next couple days. 80 degrees at reagan national
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airport. 72 a dulles airport. winchester at 68. high-pressure about to move off the coast. we do have a disturbance across the lower great lakes into all highfill that will spread clouds across the mid-atlantic today. that should keep our temperatures down a little. 89-94 degrees, partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. overnight, gradual clearing, 60's to mid to upper 70's for the district. hot and humid tomorrow, 95-100, heat index reading around 105. more than likely looking at heat advisory for parts of the metro area. coming up, the extended outlook. first, traffic. quiet is. the beltway at 66, overnight construction will be gone soon. moving great on 270 southbound
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in clarksburg. no problems all the way approve 495. looks good in montgomery county and prince george's county on the beltway. this is live in springfield. everything is open between the pentagon and fredericksburg. back to you. >> thank you. five days before potential default. the house is scheduled to vote on the debt plan being pushed by speaker john boehner but it's not clear whether it has enough votes to pass. his bill would raise the debt ceiling in two phases and cut $900 billion in spending. some conservatives say it's not enough. john boehner told them to get in line reportedly during a meeting yesterday. some are coming around while others are not convinced. >> armageddon is not true. >> the bill is expected to die in the senate. senate democrats support a plan
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to raise the debt ceiling through the end of 2012 fell and cut $2 trillion in spending. republicans don't approve. police are investigating a double stabbing in ortiz dcm a group of young women became involved in a street fight last night. police arrived at the apartments at the 600 block of edgewood street northeast and found with stab wounds. no suspects. we are getting a better look at the man being called the serial slasher. he is responsible for five attacks at the fairfax county shopping centers. in each case the suspect distracted a young teenage female shopper and then cut the backside with a sharp object. a d.c. police officer accused of sexually assaulting
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three women while on duty and in full uniform is scheduled to be arraigned. larry seay faces several charges in connection with the incident that happened in 2006 and 2010. he threatens to rest the women if they did not obey. the learning more about the mount rainier police officer indicted on sexual assault and attempted murder charges. officer gene gillette lord a 20- year-old man into his home on july and second to be part of an adult film with e-mails. when the man realized it was just the two of them, he refused his sexual advances and try to leave. that is when the officer allegedly. >> he has those bullets in him for the rest of his life. >> gene gillette said that he shot the man as a carjacker in self-defense but that was found not true. dean newell at was found to be
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involved in a similar incident. the redskins breport for the first day of training camp. they have been busy since the end of the nfl lockout. one person who will not be at redskins park today is donovan mcnabb. the quarterback is the shift off -- shipped off to the minnesota vikings. food inflation is putting pressure on restaurant chain panera,? -- panera bread. >> linda bell has more from bloomberg news in new york. >> asian stocks fell overnight.
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less than a week to go before a potential default on u.s. data, investors closely watching capitol hill. stock-index futures right now pinned a higher open for the major market averages. signs of life from research in motion. get ready for an update. a new version of its instant messaging system is available for download today. it could not come any sooner as it has been losing market share to apple and cell phone using android. food inflation is taking a bite out of panera bread passing on higher commodity costs to consumers. prices could go up as much as 3.5% by the end of the year. when you think of job growth, you may not think of mary kay a cosmetics company is beefing
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up. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news, more on that story later. back to you. >> thank you. 76 degrees 4:36. >> the game show host who got robbed. alex cora bactrebek. >> and why pepco is cutting the lights at a busy condominium complex. >> changes in the air. the hot and humid
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time to check on traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> steve rudin says that we had a little break yesterday but no such luck today. >> you will feel it as you go out the door this morning and an afternoon. tomorrow will feel similar to what we had lastly, week. 82 degrees now. heat and humidity building off to the west of us. heat advisory and warnings already. nothing for the immediate metro, but we have a code orange air quality for this afternoon. high-pressure will move off.
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clouds to the north will keep our temperatures a little cooler than we originally anticipated for today but only by a couple degrees. tropical storm don will eventually move toward the texas coast. that's worth watching over the next couple days. the wind at 40 miles an hour. temperatures for us today 89-94 degrees expected. when i hear about texas, i think about the song " all my ex's live in texas." looks good on 270 and interstate 70. looks good in and out of baltimore on 95. here's a picture of virginia and rosslyn, nicely moving on 66. that does not want to work. back to the news desk. 76 degrees.
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>> coming up, a tropical storm is one day away from making landfall. >> luckily i have family. >> pepco is cutting the power to a prince george's county condominium.
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welcome back. the house is expected to vote today on speaker john boehner's bill to stasolve the debt limit crisis. that bill would cut out to $900 billion in spending. the legislation is opposed by those that say it does not go far enough. donovan mcnabb will not be among players showing up at redskins' training camp today. the quarterback was traded to the minnesota vikings in exchange for a couple of draft picks. he will have to restructure his contract. authorities are searching for new hampshire fifth grader who went missing from her home near the canadian border. the 11-year-old was last seen monday night and there are no signs that she ran away or struggled with someone. we are on storm watch this morning as tropical storm don moves towards texas. much of that the texas coast is under a tropical storm watch this morning.
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it could make landfall late friday. people in galveston are keeping an eye on the forecast. emergency management coordinators are on standby testing case. hundreds of people face losing power due to a big problem between a condo association and pepco. the parkway condominiums in bladensburg. stephen tschida as the story you will see only on abc 7. >> the warnings took some residents by surprise. >> pepco distributed a notice monday that the power is going to be turned off. >> there are 108 units and there's fear about elevators no longer running fanlights and air-conditioning going off. >> i will have to rely on family. i don't know what other people will do. >> i pay $425 per month for a condo fees. >> that is supposed to cover the
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electric bill. angry owners confronted the board members responsible for paying the bills. they wanted to know why pepco did not get paid $90,000. >> we don't have the money to pay pepco at present. >> 20% of the units are in foreclosure and half of the other owners are behind on condo fees. >> in this room right now i could put my finger probably on less than 10 people who have paid their fees on a regular basis. >> but some owners did not by the explanation. >> even if people are not paying, you have reserves to cover things. >> representatives from pepco attended the face-off but refused to speak publicly about their plan. >> there was a delinquent fee on the account and we think there are ways to deal with that. >> no word of any kind of deal between pepco and the condo board. however, both sides will meet
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again next monday. the august 8 deadline is still looming. stephen tschida, abc 7 news. metro will replace all three escalators at one station, but the project is not expected to start until 2014. metro has been widely criticized about broken escalators and is now replacing three of them at foggy bottom station. it's planning replacements at the pentagon and dupont stations as well. d.c. is trying drivers -- is trying to give drivers an incentive to pay parking tickets. they will be waving late fees for tickets before january 2010. drivers that still don't pay booted or towed away or pay higher fines. pay by phone parking is
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available in d.c. at all meter stations. there will be a news conference to get the word out today from the mayor. customers will register on-line. once they registered, they can use a mobile application, the internet, or their cell phone. major developments in the phone hacking scandal tied to rupert murdoch and 9/11 victim's. attorney general eric holder will meet with september 11 family members. investigators are trying to figure whether a private investigator was made an offer for phone records of 9/11 victims. news corp. denies wrongdoing. the prime minister of norway is proud of the way norwegians responded to the terror attacks. 76 people died in the shooting rampage and a bombing.
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the accused attacker has confessed, but pleaded not guilty. 76 degrees on this thursday morning. a game show host finds himself in jeopardy in the name of fighting crime. we will tell you what happened. >> first another check on
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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- welcome back on this early thursday morning. temperatures are not so bad for this time of morning, 80 degrees at reagan national airport. a little cooler off to the west of us. humidity levels are beginning to creep upward. it will feel more and more uncomfortable as we move through the day. tomorrow, hot and humid. more than likely looking at some type of heat advisory. 84 degrees already in st. louis. look at the dew point levels of to the west in the 70's. that is what is on the way. code orange air quality today. in philadelphia they already have a heat watch in effect for the day tomorrow. we will look for probably a similar situation for us later on. satellite and radar, high pressure moves off the coast. sun and clouds mixed for the date today. high temperatures approaching the upper 80's or so.
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but the extended outlook in a few minutes. first, lisa baden. good morning. green light for drivers are 95 between washington and baltimore. looks good between fredericksburg and springfield. in springfield, showing you nothing very crazy right now. 395 looking fine. green light on 66, 270, and the dulles toll road. we will show you where the greenway and the toll roads are coming together of by the airport, in good shape. metro rail if anticipating normal service. back to you. >> thank you. game show host alex trebek turned into a crime fighter. >> at 2:30 yesterday morning chasing a burglar down the hallway at my san francisco hotel until my achilles' tendon ruptured and i fell.
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>> the 71-year-old game show host recalled what happened during an event in san francisco. police arrested a woman who stole cash, a bracelet, and other items from his room. he will undergo surgery tomorrow. >> it is the end of an era in washington after 102 years of feeling the military wounded. walter reed scored army medical center is closing. >> there was a special consultant yesterday to the military hospital. >> this private first class from brooklyn here with his family says that his recovery has been easy thanks to the staff at walter reed. >> the medical service here is outstanding >> . after losing two legs and an arm in afghanistan he has had 10 surgeries and needs another one. he will be transferred to bethesda. >> i would do this again a million times.
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i don't regret anything. >> there was a parachute jump from a double amputee, speeches from top commanders, and a special u.s. 0 performance by the doobie brothers. -- uso performance. >> we are here to support the troops to bid farewell to walter reed and hello bethesda. >> there was a passing of the guards. the flags that fullew will get passed onto bethesda naval and fort belvoir. >> the people are the heroes. for the organization, this is an emotional closure for them. for the employees, this is family. this means having to move to new locations. >> quite a day. 76 degrees, 4:56.
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coming up, is running out. the debt showdown pits lawmakers against each other as well as clock. football fans, redskins report to training camp today without a familiar face. >> first the mercury is climbing and the worst is yet to come. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m." begins right now. >> live and in hd, t